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« on: May 27, 2013 06:26:05 PM »

Elsie Ostrich is my latest feltie creation.  She's handsewn from felt squares & stuffed with polyfil.  While she's not as steady on her feet as I'd hoped, she'll be hanging on the Christmas tree, so I guess it will be OK.   She's about 8 inches high with bamboo skewers in her neck & legs to keep them firm.  I've used real feathers for her tail, collar & wing tips.   the legs & wings are sewn separately & tacked into place.







Err... emm... I really like it, you did a great job - but you ARE aware you made yourself a MALE ostrich? The hens are a plain dirty brown without the fluffy feathers.
So, now do I say I like HIM or do I say I like HER crossdressing?

Salad


Oops!  I didn't give that part a thought when I chose a name.  I'll re-christan him Eldred so he'll feel better.  Thanks for calling it to my attention.
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My cute pet bunny! :)


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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013 06:42:47 PM »

She's cute! Great job! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013 12:26:32 AM »

Err... emm... I really like it, you did a great job - but you ARE aware you made yourself a MALE ostrich? The hens are a plain dirty brown without the fluffy feathers.
So, now do I say I like HIM or do I say I like HER crossdressing? Cheesy

Salad
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016 07:34:14 AM »

Cute!  What type of feathers are in the tail?
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016 05:41:21 AM »

The feathers are from a pkg of multicolored ones I purchased at one of the craft stores.  I chose the small,grayish fluffy ones & hot glued them into the seam before I sewed it.  I put the glue far enough inside the seam edge so I could still sew it.  For the wing tips, I placed a short feather far enough inside the wing so only the end tuft shows.  The center vane is inside.  I ran a thin line of white glue around his neck & pressed small scraps of feather clippings into it.
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